Renewable Energy capacity rose to 188GW, solar jumped 26 times in last decade;Droupadi Murmu
President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday said the government is giving a lot of focus to green energy and highlighted that renewable energy capacity has more than doubled to 188GW and solar capacity has jumped 26 times.
This assumes significance in view of India’s ambitious energy transition programme of net zero by 2070 and target of having 500GW of renewable energy by 2030. India is also aiming to have 50 per cent non-fossil fuel based power generation capacity by 2030.
In her address to the joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in the new Parliament building here, Murmu said, “Today world over, there is a special demand for products which are environment friendly. That is why my government is emphasizing on Zero Effect Zero Defect. We are now giving a lot of focus to green energy.” She informed the Members of Parliament that in 10 years, non-fossil fuel-based energy capacity has increased from 81 Gigawatt to 188 Gigawatt.
“During this period, solar power capacity has increased by 26 times. Similarly, wind power capacity has doubled. We are placed at fourth position in the world in terms of renewable energy installed capacity. We are ranked fourth in wind power capacity. We are at fifth position in solar power capacity,” she added. (PTI)
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